Apple of the Century
1.) Ladies and gentleman, if you are buying McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Cortland, or any other type of nonsense, you need to stop right now. I have found the greatest apples in the world and they are…wait for it….JAZZ APPLES!
Holy cow, are they delicious! They are crispy, crunchy and flavorful and just flat out amazing. I did some research (aka googled it) on the Jazz Apple and it turns out that it is a modern variety of apple developed in New Zealand and is a cross between Royal Gala and Braeburn apples. And before you hippies get all “stop eating genetically modified fruits” let me tell you that these babies aren’t genetically modified in the least. It’s simply a cross breed, like my dog.
So next time you’re at the grocery store, pick some of these suckers up. You’ll thank me later.
2.) While we’re on the topic of plugging things, I went to a store on Sunday called “2nd and Charles” where they sell used CDs, guitars DVDs, books, video games, video game systems, comic books…pretty much everything awesome (except Jazz Apples). Let me tell you, that store is AWESOME! I walked out of there with a Y100 Sonic Sessions CD (Kudos for the acoustic version of “WE WERE MERELY FRESHMAN”), Green Day’s “Dookie” (which I thought only came in blue cassette tape form), Sonc Youth’s “Goo,” and The President’s of the United States of America’s self titled CD (I still say the song peaches is just about peaches, but maybe I’m naive). I love them all.
I wanted to get the Offspring’s “Smash” but after listening to it on Itunes, it’s probably best that I didn’t. Besides the hits, (come out and play, self esteem, gotta get away) none of the other songs hold up. But you know what the best part about CDs from the 90’s is? HIDDEN TRACKS! Ha, oh man, how technologically advanced were we back then? The Green Day hidden track is simply hilarious.
So if you have time this weekend, check out 2nd and Charles. It’s like a grown up candyland and you won’t regret it. My advice though is to go in with a plan of what you want, otherwise, you’ll be stuck in there for days.
3.) If you haven’t watched New Girl yet, you should check it out. That show is good stuff, especially Schmidt who is hands down the funniest character on TV right now (yes, I think he may even edge out Swanson, who still holds the ‘Coolest’ character on TV mantle by a landslide). The two episodes “Cooler” and “Fluffer” were two of the best episodes of TV that I’ve seen in a long, long time.
4.) The fact that Damon Wayans son looks and acts EXACTLY like Damon Wayans and is famous for doing so is pretty weird. Maybe Damon Wayans was just ahead of his time? I did always love Blankman and Major Payne.
5.) Alrighty, I think that’s all I got. I do want to end this though by giving a shout out to Paul Bearer (aka William Alvin Moody) who sadly passed away this week. That guy was awesome to watch as a kid and without him, the Undertaker wouldn’t be the Undertaker and Kane wouldn’t be Kane.
Until next time….